IN Media Watch Briefs | 10/11/2010
Prasar Bharati getting greedy during the opening ceremony telecast of the Commonwealth Games proved counter productive in the long run. Its revenue from advertising during the CWG was just a little over a quarter of the Rs 200 crore projected. The government reacted to adverse criticism of the onslaught of ads at the opening by telling PB not to air any during the closing ceremony, and the organisation lost lots of revenue as a result. (The Hindu)  
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Journalists in Kashmir are up in arms over the summons issued by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to Kashmir Observer journalist Aqib Javed Hakim, for his interview with jailed separatist leader Asiya Andrabi in January. This amounted to intimidation and harassment, a joint statement of the Kashmir Working Journalist Association (KWJA) and Kashmir Journalist Association said, adding that, in the Kamran Yousuf case, the NIA had tried to define journalism by its own skewed standards.                           

D Sunitha, an ASP in the Telangana Police, filed complaints with the NBSA against character assassination by some Telugu TV channels. NBSA has announced an agreement  arrived at with HMTV whereby the channel will broadcast an agreed upon apology statement three times a day on three days starting today.The complaint was against ETV, Sakshi and HMTV, the NBSA has reserved its order in other two cases. TV9 was as much of an offender, but it is not a member if the NBSA.                   

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